The Ancren Riwle: A Treatise on the Rules and Duties of Monastic Life, Volume 57

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James Morton
The Camden Society, 1853 - Monasticism and religious orders for women - 479 pages
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Page 5 - As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
Page iv - The COUNCIL of the CAMDEN SOCIETY desire it to be understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications; the Editors of the several Works being alone responsible for the same.
Page 27 - ALMIGHTY and everlasting GOD, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal TRINITY, and in the power of the divine Majesty to worship the Unity...
Page 395 - They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted"' but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
Page 383 - Always bearing about in our body the mortification of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake; that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Page 327 - Delay not to be converted to the Lord, and defer it not from day to day. For his wrath shall come on a sudden, and in the time of vengeance he will destroy you.
Page 29 - Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Page 7 - Wherefore, this rule may be changed and varied according to every one's state and circumstances. For some are strong, some are weak, and may very well be excused, and please God with less; some are learned, and some are not, and must work the more, and say their prayers at the stated hours in a different manner; some are old and ill favoured, of whom there is less fear; some are young and lively, and have need to be more on their guard. Every anchoress must, therefore, observe the outward rule according...
Page 415 - In summer ye are at liberty to go and sit barefoot." "Ye shall eat no flesh nor lard except in great sickness . . . and accustom yourselves to little drink. Nevertheless, dear sisters, your meat and your drink have seemed to me less than I would have it. Fast no day upon bread and water, except ye have leave.
Page 47 - Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto Thee. Let us pray. O God, whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, receive our humble petition ; that we, and all Thy servants who are bound by the chain of sins, may, by the compassion of Thy goodness, mercifully be absolved.